Do we need to Forgive?

Aaron Hernandez of the New England Patriots was just sentenced to life in prison without parole. His life has been altered forever; no turning back time for him. He will live out the rest of his life taking responsibility for his actions. I believe justice was served for the families of the slain victim(s). But what about the notion that we should forgive those that have wronged us in our life, before we can move forward and live a life that is free? Forgiveness is for us, the victims, and not for the person committing the crime. My forthcoming book entitled Navigate With Soul focuses on learning to forgive, creating self-worth, and accepting the power of humane love in your life. It is an inspirational true story about the ultimate betrayal between a parent and a child. Learning to forgive and how to implement strategies that replace anger, resentment, and fear are also a focus of the story. How do we forgive the unforgivable? If we don’t forgive, can we still live a free life? The first five people to submit your answer with an argument to support it, will win a free copy of my Three Tips to Jump-Start a New Perspective. What do you think?

  1. We don’t really need to forgive the person committing the crime because I don’t care about them. What they did was unforgivable.
  2. We need to forgive the person who committed the offense because we will never be able to move froward in life if we don’t. We will stay stuck in the grief.
  3. I think we need to forgive for ourselves, but we will never forget what happened. We need to let it go and help as many people as we can so this never happens to them.
  4. Your own view (answer).